In 1992, I was a student at Clark Atlanta University doing my Master's degree in Physics. As a South African studying abroad, I was lucky to meet Nelson Mandela, who was there to receive honorary doctorate and for a second chat with Madiba. He ask me where I was coming from, and I said I'm from Durban, South Africa. He also asked what I was studying and told him that I was doing Master's degree in Physics. He said, I quote," That is good. Once you complete your studies, it would bring joy to me if you plough back to the communities at home."
The picture shows me, Thulani Jili chatting with Nelson Mandela
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